acoustic

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

French acoustique, from Ancient Greek ἀκουστικός (akoustikos, auditory).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

acoustic (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory.
  2. (music) Naturally producing or produced by an instrument without electrical amplification, as an acoustic guitar or acoustic piano.

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Translations[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]

  • acoustics: the science of sound
  • acoustic duct: the auditory duct, or external passage of the ear.
  • acoustic guitar
  • acoustic telegraph: a telegraph making audible signals; a telephone, notably used on ships
  • acoustic vessels: brazen tubes or vessels, shaped like a bell, used in ancient theaters to propel the voices of the actors, so as to render them audible to a great distance.

Noun[edit]

acoustic (plural acoustics)

  1. (medicine) A medicine or other agent to assist hearing.